Fall 2023

The Bodyguard Unit: Edith Garrud, Women's Suffrage, and Jujitsu

Who were the jujitsuffragettes? In the early twentieth century, women in England demanded the right to vote—and faced violent retaliation. Rather than back down, the suffragist group Women's… Read More →

  • Dewey: 324.6/23092 [B]
  • Copyright: 2023


“Captures a well-documented but lesser-known piece of history with acumen, and subtly telegraphs the still relevant experience of employing radical means in an unjust system. . . a unique and involving lens through which to consider an essential moment in modern history.”… View →


“The cartooning, beautifully rendered in muted, old-timey hues, presents information about jujitsu, the inner workings and tensions of the WSPU, and everyday indignities faced by the subjects . . . While enduring themes such as resisting oppression and… View →


“This engaging and informative graphic biography, which includes historical back matter, about an overlooked yet influential suffragist and martial artist deserves a spot in every graphic-novel collection.” —starred, Booklist View →


“[A]n empowering work both in content and visuals, about the figure who taught women how to take back their power.” —Publishers Weekly View →


“Engaging feminist history attractively presented.” —Kirkus Reviews View →